R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2005, 07:09 PM   #136
Regional Moderator
 
daniz24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: D-Square Racing
Posts: 3,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tabushi
... i wish you all a great Christmas Holliday and a even better 2006 on family, personal, professional and "hobby" level ...
Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas too for all G4/Mongoose drivers.
daniz24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 07:13 PM   #137
Tech Master
 
Motorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,911
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

yes same shocks but the build process changed a little to make them more reliable. I also believe but don't quote me that the main servo mount might be alumunium but I'm not for certain. And I believe the screws have not changed. I convert all my cars to 3mm screws from the start anyway, whether it be mugen, serpent or TM. thats just part of preparing the car to race. thats not saying the stock screws are bad its just that fine pitch 3mm are more reliable and vibration resistant. If I have to use stock screws I locktight all of them even into the plastic. especially on the bottom of the car. no matter my g4 or my mrx
__________________
Just here to give the world grief.
Motorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 07:20 PM   #138
Tech Master
 
Motorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,911
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Oh
I did have a conversation the other day with nick about the need for a K factory handle for use with a VDS body. I ran a VDS at times last year and my pitman bitched at me everytime he fueled the car. Right RAYJ
__________________
Just here to give the world grief.
Motorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 11:16 PM   #139
Tech Adept
 
nickko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 115
Send a message via MSN to nickko
Default

G4S includes full hard STEEL Screws. You will need to use Hex Wrenches now. Fewer types of screws now.

The G4S is the most beautiful car at the market. You will see that soon.
nickko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 02:21 AM   #140
Tech Master
 
Car Breaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Grave Yard
Posts: 1,261
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I have already change the screws on my Goose to hex, mostly M3x8 counter sink with few exceptions that need longer/shorter screws to do the work (M3x12, M3x6), I can now took my car aprts much quicker because I only need to use 2mm allan wrench for most of the screw, machine screw are much reliable.
__________________
Xray X12 2015
ARC R10 ATS
Car Breaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 02:58 AM   #141
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 38
Default

will the G4s steering bellcrank fit between the diff/oneway and the steering servo on a G4 E Class. I can modify the chassis for the bellcrank shaft mounting screw.

i like my G4, i have found it the easiest car to drive to date but for 1 thing,

those steering options;
the sliding steering broke a few gears in the servo.
the swing arm steering, have not broken a servo. but it is very tight fitting around the front belt.
MisterLister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 03:17 AM   #142
Tech Regular
 
RayJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 445
Default modifying for bellcrank

[QUOTE=MisterLister]will the G4s steering bellcrank fit between the diff/oneway and the steering servo on a G4 E Class. I can modify the chassis for the bellcrank shaft mounting screw.


It may be difficult. Dennis handfitted a steeing bellcrank system for us to run lasy year. You will need to be real careful on placement and drilling the hole. There's enough room but very very tight. You will also need to have a bearing holder for the chassis and upper bracket for the bell crank unit.

I'm glad there will be a new handle for VDS use. I had to wear a glove last year and pick up Dennis' car by the head to fuel it. Damn fingers are to big for that tiny little handle!
RayJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 04:23 AM   #143
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RayJ
It may be difficult. Dennis handfitted a steeing bellcrank system for us to run lasy year. You will need to be real careful on placement and drilling the hole. There's enough room but very very tight. You will also need to have a bearing holder for the chassis and upper bracket for the bell crank unit.
was that a Team Magic G4 bellcrank?
MisterLister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 05:51 AM   #144
Tech Elite
 
Bundy_Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default G$S!

Motorman / Nickko

Great to see some of the major issues addressed with the new G4S... I noticed it is going to come with a oneway/solid diff up front the same as the S710, do you need to purchase the pins seperate like on the Serpent? I'll have to wait an see how the G4S unfolds when it is released to see if i go back to TM.

BB
__________________
MissMooRC Racing
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/missmoorc
Bundy_Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 06:58 AM   #145
Regional Moderator
 
daniz24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: D-Square Racing
Posts: 3,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RayJ
I'm glad there will be a new handle for VDS use. I had to wear a glove last year and pick up Dennis' car by the head to fuel it. Damn fingers are to big for that tiny little handle!
Lol I've been using the 3Racing alum handle since the first time they released. I'm just confuse why other company addressed this quicker and then solved the problem faster.
daniz24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 07:45 AM   #146
Moderator
 
Uneke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 437
Send a message via AIM to Uneke Send a message via Yahoo to Uneke
Motorman- Are you allowed to tell us who the new factory TM drivers are yet?
Uneke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 12:17 PM   #147
Tech Master
 
Motorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,911
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Good to hear about the screws. This is a suprise to me, Nick and I never really discussed it. this is a good thing; )

Mr Lister: No the protorype was one I made but it is close to the production G4S one. We tested it from about april on last year. It improves ackerman and the car picked up some corner speed and turn in response. As for a retrofit we will give you some more detail as soon as we try it on an earlier chassis. If your car is an E type it might be prudent to change to a later evo chassis along with it. The location of the bellcrank is critical front to rear side to side.

Bundy bear: That would be all the issues! Pins to pin the diff should come with the car. yes it is like a serpent one way but the pulley and diff are all alumunium one piece.

Daniz: Few people were using the car with a vds until this last year and even then no one really brought it up. Ray brought it up because his hands are twice the size of mine. He is a big guy.

Uneke: A couple pages back I listed some of my 2006 team guys.
__________________
Just here to give the world grief.
Motorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2005, 05:53 PM   #148
Regional Moderator
 
daniz24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: D-Square Racing
Posts: 3,189
Default

How about the suspension arm, is it K-Factory or still standard?
daniz24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2005, 02:34 AM   #149
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 38
Default

Motorman, thankyou for your reply. look forward to the results of the tests.

if i was to change to an evo chassis what other items will i need to get to complete the change over.
MisterLister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2005, 05:16 AM   #150
Tech Elite
 
Bundy_Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 2,681
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motorman
Good to hear about the screws. This is a suprise to me, Nick and I never really discussed it. this is a good thing; )

Mr Lister: No the protorype was one I made but it is close to the production G4S one. We tested it from about april on last year. It improves ackerman and the car picked up some corner speed and turn in response. As for a retrofit we will give you some more detail as soon as we try it on an earlier chassis. If your car is an E type it might be prudent to change to a later evo chassis along with it. The location of the bellcrank is critical front to rear side to side.

Bundy bear: That would be all the issues! Pins to pin the diff should come with the car. yes it is like a serpent one way but the pulley and diff are all alumunium one piece.

Daniz: Few people were using the car with a vds until this last year and even then no one really brought it up. Ray brought it up because his hands are twice the size of mine. He is a big guy.

Uneke: A couple pages back I listed some of my 2006 team guys.
Motorman:

Thankyou for your reply

On another note will the G4S have overdrive like the Kyosho or Mugen? Now that "All" the issues have been addressed mayne now is a good time to look once again at TM.

Ohhh.... What about the brakes staying on, creating drag brakes
I guess you could always raid a pen for some springs to push the pads back

BB
__________________
MissMooRC Racing
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/missmoorc
Bundy_Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Team Magic G4 - LRP Z12R Team Spec 2 - Add RX/TX LogiK Australia For Sale/Trade 1 08-03-2007 02:00 AM
Team Magic G4s MaDaGAS CAR Australia For Sale/Trade 29 05-07-2007 03:30 AM
Brian Berry Joins Team Phenix/Team Magic Motorman Nitro On-Road 27 03-07-2006 05:51 AM
team magic g4 + elephant R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 04-26-2004 07:34 AM
Team Magic G4 "Black Magic" tennessee Nitro On-Road 32 04-20-2003 11:40 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:35 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net